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NLP Coaching Can Help You Overcome Obstacles

This is a guest post by Landon Sapp

NLP coaching (NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming) has long been known to help people develop positive traits and habits.

It has also been used to treat depression, anxiety, phobias, and even biological symptoms.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming methods are typically used by practitioners and clinicians who specialize in applying NLP treatment. It is also commonly used by life coaches in their sessions with clients who strive to develop new behavioral patterns...
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Something Better Than Miracles


I'm not expecting anything extraordinary today.

After reading a slew of miracle-related memes on Facebook, I replied with my own meme.

There's something I prefer over expecting miraculous changes to come to pass in my life. I don't need the universe to deliver anything beyond the ordinary. And if you choose to call the ordinary a miracle, I'm good with that.

Embracing the ordinary, today I look forward to working hard at my business. I want...
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Mindfulness

Most Compelling Reason EVER to Stop Judging People

On some level, we all care about what people think about us, and some people really struggle with self-acceptance and other emotional issues because of it.

“How positively you see others is linked to how happy, kind-hearted and emotionally stable you are, according to new research. In contrast, negative perceptions of others are linked to higher levels of narcissism and antisocial behavior,” says an article titled, What you say about others says a lot about you, research...
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Beliefs

How to Stay Focused on the Positive Without Living in Fantasy

Summary: How can you stay focused on the positive when negativity is real?

Research suggests that focusing on positive outcomes correlates with self-esteem, but it would be foolish to deny that negative outcomes are possible. What's the solution?

According to an article titled Low Self Esteem published by Simply Psychology:

Research has shown key differences between individuals with high and low self-esteem. For example, people with high self-esteem focus on growth and improvement, whereas people with low self-esteem focus...
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Most Important Skill According to National Sample of Adults

Communication Skills Rank #1
Pew Research Center recently asked a national sample of adults to select among a list of 10 skills: “Regardless of whether or not you think these skills are good to have, which ones do you think are most important for children to get ahead in the world today?
The answer was clear. Across the board, more respondents said communication skills were most important, followed by reading, math, teamwork, writing and logic. Science...
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Two Steps to Successfully Adopt New Weight Loss Behaviors

Chances are if you need to lose weight, you also need to adopt some new behaviors and turn those behaviors into habits, right?

Just about everyone struggles with changing old behaviors or adopting new ones, and one activity that is particularly common to struggle with is exercise.

Every year around the first of the year, people begin to make resolutions to adopt new behaviors and drop old ones, unfortunately of the time to fail miserably.

According to Statistic...
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NLP Tip: What to do When You’re Self-Conscious

A lot of us deal with shyness, self-consciousness or social anxiety.

Some of us are even Smart Anxious Misfits!

When you're highly self-conscious and socially anxious, it's all too easy to clam up, disengage from others, and tail spin into panic.

At that point, the only goal is to get the hell out of wherever you are so you can regain your composure.

Is there anything can you do to take the edge off self-consciousness in...

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Beliefs

Weight Loss Adversity: Not Caring

An example of Seligman's ABCDE Method as applied to lacking of motivation for weight loss.

The ABCDE Method for overcoming adversity and altering limiting beliefs can be used as a journal exercise to support daily weight-loss efforts.

Take out a piece of paper. Write down the words: adversity, beliefs, consequences, dispute, and energize.

Then, begin to journal. Use the following sample as a guide.

Adversity: If I am 100% honest, I am not feeling motivated to do what I...
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NLP Tip: The “Worry-No-More” Technique

There are certain anxieties of life that may be necessary.

Worrying about your children in reasonable doses for example, can help you to take preventative action against things that could be potentially dangerous to them.

Taking precautions and having concern for your health provides motivation to eat well and exercise.

According to research cited by Science Daily,  worry can become a health hazard as well, however:

A new research study, led by a Case Western Reserve University faculty member...
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Beliefs

An Awesome Reversal for People with a ‘Rough Past’


In NLP we call it a reframe - the altering of meaning.

Most of us understand that we don't see the world as it is, but as we are. Theoretically, we have a choice in determining what things mean.

However, few of us consciously alter how we see the world. NLP reframing offers the tools to do that.

Here's an example from an iNLP Center student who was learning about reframing meaning. She'd had...
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